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Old 19th July 2007, 12:00 PM
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China govt centre says 162 mln Internet users

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The number of Internet users in China hit 162 million at the end of June, a state information centre said, with growth in the first six months of this year nearly matching that for the whole of 2006.

The world's second-largest online population grew by 25 million from January to the end of June, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center, as the country closes the gap with the United States' 211 million Internet users.....

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Re: China govt centre says 162 mln Internet users

Yes they have although one good point the CWR blog made was that they have changed the definition of internet users.

"Internet user means Chinese citizen aged 6 and above who averagely use the Internet at least one hour per week. However, in its latest report, Internet users are Chinese citizens aged 6 and above who use the Internet in last half year."

more on http://www.cwrblog.net/

On average growth has been roughly 9% for each half year till now. It seems they want to overtake the US as fast as possible and changing the definition of an internet users definitely helps here.
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Re: China govt centre says 162 mln Internet users

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Yes they have although one good point the CWR blog made was that they have changed the definition of internet users.

"Internet user means Chinese citizen aged 6 and above who averagely use the Internet at least one hour per week. However, in its latest report, Internet users are Chinese citizens aged 6 and above who use the Internet in last half year."

more on http://www.cwrblog.net/

On average growth has been roughly 9% for each half year till now. It seems they want to overtake the US as fast as possible and changing the definition of an internet users definitely helps here.

The propaganda machine is engaged in both directions :-0

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Re: China govt centre says 162 mln Internet users

I think it is much more likely that the Chinese are underestimating.

There is nothing about these figures that it out of kilter with all the other information coming out of China, particularly CNNIC registration stats.

The Chinese are not making this up. The ITU recognise China as being the most important communications market bar none. US barely gets a look in.

As for US statistics, well you believe what you want.
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They really must minus out internet gamers.
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Re: China govt centre says 162 mln Internet users

Internet gamers - haha - most people play off-line games (copies are run in every internet cafe / game centre)...

I would think that the figures would be reliable - Chinese use the internet for business in a big way (and love learning / reading online).
Let alone the QQ / MSN / Yahoo etc. chat users or bloggers - really is booming in China.

With the price of PCs (and software) and education levels ever on the increase - these figures will only continue to rise.
Chinese parents also see the computer and the internet to be very educational and support their kids learning (even proud they know how to...).

Online shopping is also heating up - which is interesting.

Interesting point is - will the international optic lines keep up...

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Re: China govt centre says 162 mln Internet users

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I think it is much more likely that the Chinese are underestimating.

There is nothing about these figures that it out of kilter with all the other information coming out of China, particularly CNNIC registration stats.

The Chinese are not making this up. The ITU recognise China as being the most important communications market bar none. US barely gets a look in.

As for US statistics, well you believe what you want.


For case of China, you can't use statistics published by the government. Statistics are only as reliable as the newsprint they are published on.

Take for example, the biggest domain forum is now domain.cn, it is not even dnf.com or namepros.com (i consider these not even american, but international forums, and surely includes a big chunk of UK and Australians).
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I think a lot of the membership on these longer established forums is actually inactive. This is probably true of most forums but the longer they run the more likely it is to be true. A better guide is probably how many people have been on in the last 24hrs.
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I think a lot of the membership on these longer established forums is actually inactive. This is probably true of most forums but the longer they run the more likely it is to be true. A better guide is probably how many people have been on in the last 24hrs.

True, domain.cn, it mentions 4132 posts today (that's till 1735hrs). That's 1.5million posts a year, more than all the posts on DNF

共 254789 篇主题 / 2219673 篇帖子 / 今日 4132 篇帖子 / 72244 位会员


Frankly, the people over at DNF don't know what they are facing, it's not just sweatshop factories staffed with people to churn out low cost goods, but an entire commerce engine, almost laisser fair, trading with each other and fighting with each other. Everyone is fighting, poor, wealthy, men, women. Gender is no obstacle, only the most capable leads and wins.

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... Frankly, the people over at DNF don't know what they are facing, it's not just sweatshop factories staffed with people to churn out low cost goods, but an entire commerce engine, almost laisser fair, trading with each other and fighting with each other. Everyone is fighting, poor, wealthy, men, women. Gender is no obstacle, only the most capable leads and wins.
Breaking news... DNF offers free gift to domainers.


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Breaking news... DNF offers free gift to domainers.


Yes, and I wonder who supplied a bulk shipment at discount?
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